Erik Jones continues fast weekend, takes Truck pole at Kansas

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Erik Jones set a new track record during Camping World Truck Series qualifying to take the pole for Friday night’s Toyota Tundra 250 at Kansas Speedway. Jones’ speed was 179.396 mph, nearly 2 mph faster than second-fastest Matt Crafton (177.509 mph).

“I just wanted to get a lap in and make sure everything was good, so that was a bonus of it,” Jones told Fox Sports 1. “I’m excited for the race tonight and think we have a truck good enough to win.

“It’s nice to start out front and hopefully we can stay up there and control the race.”

Brandon Jones was third fastest (177.142 mph), followed by Ryan Newman (176.748) and Ben Kennedy (176.269).

BK Racing teammates Austin Theriault and Tyler Reddick were involved in a wreck during the second round of qualifying.

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Here’s the qualifying results:

1 Erik Jones … 179.396 mph

2 Matt Crafton … 177.509

3 Brandon Jones … 177.142

4 Ryan Newman … 176.748

5 Ben Kennedy … 176.269

6 Daniel Hemric … 176.188

7 Johnny Sauter … 176.108

8 Cameron Hayley … 175.564

9 Justin Boston … 175.330

10 Daniel Suarez … 174.402

11 Scott Lagasse Jr. … 172.452

12 Timothy Peters … 172.035

13 Mason Mingus … 174.390

14 Spencer Gallagher … 173.952

15 John Wes Townley … 173.773

16 Ray Black Jr. … 173.477

17 Tyler Young … 172.408

18 Matt Tifft … 171.750

19 Korbin Forrister … 169.988

20 BJ McLeod … 168.797

21 Jennifer Jo Cobb … 167.017

22 Tyler Reddick … 0.000

23 Austin Theriault … 0.000

24 Wendell Chavous … 0.000

25 Tyler Tanner … 168.524

26 Ryan Ellis … 167.968

27 Jordan Anderson … 167.968

28 Travis Kvapil … 167.598

29 Justin Jennings … 163.414

30 Michael Affarano … 160.538

31 Norm Benning … 158.302

32 Caleb Roark … 150.686

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